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16mJoe McDonald

Galchenyuk injury shifts pressure to Price

Serious injuries to Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais mean the Montreal Canadiens are going to have to rely even more on the stellar work of Carey Price. Plus, Caps gotta stay out of the box.

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Patent office denies Golden Knights trademark

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark request, citing a "likelihood of confusion." The franchise had just unveiled its name Nov. 22.

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1dPierre LeBrun

Sources: NHL, NHLPA mulling 'bye week' in '17-18

The NHL and NHL Players' Association are discussing plans to implement five-day bye weeks for teams during the the 2017-18 season, according to sources.

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2dCraig Custance

Teams hurt most by bad, old deals

Which NHL teams have the biggest disadvantage due to declining players still making big money? What's the cost still being paid?

Backstrom goes five-hole on OT winner (0:31)
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1dPierre LeBrun

Dubnyk's success didn't come easy

It wasn't that long ago that Minnesota Wild sensation Devan Dubnyk was toiling away in the minors while struggling to get his game in shape. But just look at him now.

Stewart goes five-hole on breakaway goal (0:51)
Kelly puts the Senators up for good (0:39)
McDavid records two assists, but Oilers fall to Sabres (1:11)
Tavares blasts power-play goal for Islanders (0:25)
Laine's goal not enough as Jets fall to Red Wings (0:24)
Gaudreau, Monahan scores in Flames' win over Stars (0:42)
Hossa scores two in Blackhawks' victory (0:31)
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2dJoe McDonald

Pastrnak's creativity leading Bruins

We talk a lot about Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, but David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins is making his case as being one of the most exciting players to watch in the league.

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3dJoe McDonald

Gaudreau's return boosts Flames' hopes

Back three weeks early from a fractured finger, young star Johnny Gaudreau is giving the Calgary Flames a serious chance at making a run at the Pacific title. Plus, Corey Crawford injury benefit?

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8dScott Burnside

Why Kucherov, not McDavid, is my MVP

Connor McDavid is crazy good and Carey Price is the game's best goalie. But neither would get Scott Burnside's award vote. Here's why Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Suter deserve the hardware instead.

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6dScott Burnside

Johansen, Draisaitl top under-24 rankings

Nashville's Ryan Johansen and Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl lead the charge for the league's young guns in the latest edition of our under-24 rankings. Plus, can the Ducks contain Connor McDavid?

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7dPierre LeBrun

Let teams shoot for three

With 15 teams essentially tied in the standings, Pierre LeBrun says it's time to allow the cream to rise and award three points for a regulation-time victory.

Toews and Matthews get destructive in game of 'call your shot' (3:37)


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The US Patent & Trademark Office has rejected the trademark filed by the Vegas Golden Knights based on likelihood of confusion with Division II St. Rose College in Albany

Capitals blow lead, still beat Bruins in OT

Washington saw a 3-0 lead get erased by the Bruins, but still came away with the victory thanks to Nicklas Backstrom's overtime winner.


Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Laine's SH% will come down a bit (news flash: he's not Crosby) but he's tracking well to a Ilya Kovalchuk type start to his career